Research on Followership: Review and Prospect
2010, 18 (5):
Followership refers to the characteristics of followers, including their working capability, work-related attitude, and personal relationship skills. There are three issues of followership research according to different contents, namely leader-focus leadership theory, follower-focus leadership theory and followership theory. Previous oversea literatures provide classifications of follower, follower’s psychological construct, and integration of followership and leadership. Meanwhile, most of Chinese studies address analysis of followers which is concentrated on leaders. It will be necessary that the researchers emphasis other issues, such as analysis tool, relationship between followership and personal characteristics, besides which, matching among followership, leadership style and organization characteristic in future.
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